Posted 2/24/2021 07:54 (#8854699 - in reply to #8852848) Subject: RE: God's plans?
west central MO
dko_scOH - 2/23/2021 11:22
"I have mulled this over for the past decade and feel I have a good grasp on it."
Okay, so maybe you won't mind addressing the central problem. If God knows all, how can eternal punishment be justified for people who had no free will?
Alternately, if free will exists and we can be held accountable for our actions, then God must not know what we will do and the future cannot be known.
Can't have it both ways. This has been argued for centuries.
I look at it as we have free will while here on earth, but God already knows what we're going to choose and doesn't interfere. It must be maddening to want to save the souls of everyone on earth, yet have to watch billions make the wrong decisions to put their souls into jeopardy and then not interfere in any of it.
I also believe that God will try to help guide you by allowing thoughts into your head. It's His way of a gentle nudge in the right direction. It is up to you if you listen to that thought and act on it or not.